Annotated Bibliography -- By: Dave Osterlund
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Abba, Raymond. Principles of Christian Worship: With Special Reference to the Free Churches. New York: Oxford University Press, 1957. A good overview but now out of print.
Allen, Ronald. Praise! A Matter of Life and Breath: Praising God in the Psalms. Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson, 1980. An Old Testament scholar offers the Psalms as uniquely suitable material for the Church’s worship.
Allen, Ronald, and Borror, Gordon. Worship: Rediscovering the Missing Jewel. Portland, Oregon: Multnomah, 1982. Before its time in its call for a reformation of worship in the evangelical church.
Anderson, Lynn, ed. In Search of Wonder: A Call to Worship Renewal. West Monroe, Louisiana: Howard, 1995. Thoughtful essays on worship by Church of Christ scholars and ministers.
Armstrong, John H., ed. Reformation and Revival Volume 2, Number 1 (Winter 1993: Worship). Reflections on worship by R. C. Sproul, Eric J. Alexander, R. Kent Hughes and several others.
Basden, Paul. The Worship Maze: Finding a Style to Fit Your Church. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1999. A gentle, insightful look at five prominent approaches to worship: liturgical, traditional, revivalist, praise, and seeker-sensitive. Looks at essentials for true worship
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Bassett, Joseph A. Theology For Pew and Pulpit: The Everlasting Song. Shippensburg, Pennsylvania: The Ragged Edge Press, 1996. A helpful book for those preparing for ministry in the Reformed tradition. Poetic, formal, with written prayers, yet with a sense of freshness steeped in historical traditions.
Begbie, Jeremy S. Voicing Creation’s Praise: Towards a Theology of the Arts. Edinburgh, Scotland: T & T Clark, 1991. How do the arts relate to the Christian faith, especially to worship? Protestantism is often weak on answers. Begbie offers solid material.
Berkley, James D., ed. Leadership Handbook of Preaching and Worship. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker, 1992. A compendium of brief treatments of many different theoretical and practical issues involved in the preaching and worship ministries of the local church.
* Best, Harold M. Music Through the Eyes of Faith. San Francisco, California: Harper, 1993. A balanced book on music and aesthetics written by one of the most creative Christian musician-thinkers of our time. We are to pursue excellence: purposeful doing, authenticity.
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